Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin (Video Blog)

Welcome back to the “Know Your Investment” Series!  The purpose of this series is to dive deeper into each individual precious metals investment that TRADEway offers, their characteristics, and the benefits that each of them have to offer as well!  Today, we’re going to be discussing yet another one of the most popular bullion coins in the world!

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin, having an unrivaled fineness of .9999 (24 karats), and in some cases .99999 (or FIVE 9s fine), is among the purest official bullion coins in the world! 

The standard version has a weight of 1 troy ounce.  However, there are many other sizes and denominations including 1 gram, 1⁄25 oz. ($0.50), 1⁄20 oz. ($1), 1⁄10 oz. ($5), 1⁄4 oz. ($10), and 1⁄2 oz. ($20).  This bullion coin was introduced to the markets in 1979, which was actually 6 years ahead of the U.S. Gold Eagle Series!  

Before this, the only other modern bullion coin in the world was the South African Krugerrand, which was not widely available because of the economic boycott of the apartheid-era in South Africa.  So the Canadian Maple Leaf was able to fill a huge gap in the precious metals industry by meeting the demand of the investors!  

Coins minted between 1979 and 1982 have a gold content of .999, but it would later increase to a purity of .9999, as mentioned earlier, which was unparalleled for many years.

The Gold Maple Leaf was originally thought of by a man named Walter Ott as an alternative gold bullion coin to the South African Krugerrand, and his vision was to quickly mint the world’s purest, and most popular gold coin, as well as Canada’s golden pride, which the coin was later known for throughout Canada.  

Every single Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin is produced exclusively out of gold that originated in Canadian mines, and the purity, weight and content of each coin is guaranteed by both the Royal Canadian Mint and the Canadian government.  With the successful passage of the Royal Canadian Mint Act of 1985, Gold Maple Leafs were officially recognized as “non-circulating bullion coins.”  With this kind of strength, you have an investment option that appeals to both collectors and investors, as well as an alternate currency option that’s recognizable around the world!  

Aside from producing the world’s purist coin, and maintaining its global popularity throughout the decades, the Royal Canadian Mint has also revolutionized the bullion coin authentication and counterfeit defense system, raising the bar throughout the entire industry and providing the most state-of-the-art protection for any investor purchasing Gold Maple Leafs.

After already elevating the level of gold purity standards to previously uncharacteristic heights, the Royal Canadian Mint has continued this revolutionizing as recent as 2018, with even more bullion coin authentication and counterfeit defense.  Every Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin issued in 2018 and beyond will be enhanced with the Royal Canadian Mint’s three state-of-the-art security advancements: 

  1. A micro-engraved maple leaf authenticity mark, which is a unique security mark engraved onto every die ensuring that no two security marks are the same.  The security mark is then minted onto every coin, and registered during the production process using the Mint’s digital, non-destructive, activation technology.  The images that are taken during this process are then encoded and stored in the Mint’s secure database. The laser mark of your coin can later be scanned and the image is encoded, and the data is then securely transmitted to the Royal Canadian Mint, and compared with their database to verify the authenticity of your coin.  

  2. A light-diffracting radial pattern which provides a quick way for professionals to check the authenticity of the coin, as the pattern is very specific to the Royal Canadian Mints process.

  3. All of this comes back to the Mint’s Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, always ensuring that your coins are authentic.

Award-winning security technology, in the form of this minuscule mark that resides in the negative space located on the lower right corner of the coin’s reverse as you can see in the photo, protects the authenticity of the newly released 2018 Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin.  Micro-engraved onto the coin with a laser, the mark consists of the year-of-issue numeral, “18,” only visible under magnification, enclosed within an intricately textured maple leaf.  The specificity and size of the mark allows it to function as a point of inspection used when validating a Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin as genuine.

For investors who want to include as many conservative factors into their decision process may seriously consider the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, thanks to industry-leading security measures.  

With this kind of protection, you can guarantee that you won’t have issues re-selling these coins if the time ever came.  Security advancements such as this will protect people from all around the world from counterfeiters trying to profit from the popularity of the world’s most recognizable coins.  Today, TRADEway offers these 1 oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins, and it’s one of our favorite bullion investments!  I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this video, and I look forward to having you join me for the rest of the “Know Your Investment” series!